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Thursday, 23 May 2013
|From the cover of Deadpool #1, cover art by Geoff Darrow|
When it comes to our stories that we love to read, or watch, be they in a television show, a movie, a book, or our beloved comics we all have our favourite characters. Sometimes people can become so engrossed in those characters that they begin to overlook the shortcomings of say the writing team, because they just want to read about those characters so much. The reason I bring this up is because I jumped on the Marvel NOW! bus and picked up a couple of runs, I have Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool, and Wolverine. My all time favourite characters are (in no particular order) Wolverine, Deadpool, and Nightcrawler. Now if anybody has been reading X-Men and knows about the build up to the Avengers vs X-Men you will know that Nightcrawler isn't around right now, they are kind of hinting at something in the Wolverine and the X-Men run, but that's a different topic for a different day. What I'm saying is I picked up runs that usually have my favourite characters in them.
So I'm reading Uncanny X-Men and I've never liked Cyclops, he bored me, he was too much of a boy scout and I didn't like it - which is a subject that has been brought up in the past, it seems I'm the kind of guy who likes to have an anti-hero as the main character, people like Wolverine, The Punisher, Deadpool etc. So for me to be following this new direction where Cyclops has apparently grown a spine, is quite fun, and boy am I really starting to dig Magik! You see, I have a bad experience of the character Magik because I was a part of an online X-Men based roleplay board, and someone was portraying that character, and doing so in such a horribly boring and confusing way that I just lost interest right off the bat, so to see that character getting some "screen time" as they say and developing is quite enjoyable. So in essence I've picked up a book knowing that my favourite character won't be in it and am thoroughly enjoying it and beginning to like some of their characters more.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
How much actual story do you get from your comic book purchases? well, I took the time to count the pages so you don't have to - I do important work here.
Pages and numbers and value and stuff. Thumbs up!